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Internet Explorer to autoupdate to IE7

January 27, 2008

Microsoft has released an announcement that Internet Explorer 6 will be automatically updated to Internet Explorer 7 through Windows Update. This is great news for sites with EV SSL Certificates.

AOTA Endorses EV SSL Certificates

January 20, 2008

On January 15, 2008 the Authentication and Online Trust Alliance (AOTA) released a press release of its endorsement of Extended Validation SSL certificates, an emerging standard to help verify site identity and increase consumer confidence in ecommerce and ebanking.

More Than 2,000 Web Sites Reassure Online Users With VeriSign Extended Validation

January 20, 2008

Pioneer Electronics, Case Logic and Lamps Plus Join Growing Legion of Internet Merchants Deploying VeriSign EV SSL to Build Trust With Consumers

Look at Go Daddy's SSL Market Share 'Grow Daddy Grow!'

January 6, 2008

As more small and medium size businesses go online, it’s no coincidence is seeing tremendous growth for its Secure Certificates. In the past twelve months, Go Daddy’s SSL market share has increased 63 percent.

Automatically Switch Between HTTP and HTTPS in .NET

January 6, 2008

The Code Project has a great resource for switching between HTTP and HTTPS in your .NET application without having to hard code the URLs.

Explaining EV SSL Certificates to Customers

December 30, 2007

After spending the extra money and going through the extra validation to get an EV SSL certificate, how do you make the most of it ? How do you explain the meaning of EV SSL Certificates to customers?

New SSL Book: The Shortcut Guide to Extended Validation SSL Certificates

December 23, 2007

Thawte has sponsored Dan Sullivan to write a short eBook about SSL Certificates, how they can be used, and the advantages of the new EV SSL Certificates. The book gives an excellent overview of the different types of SSL Certificates, why we need SSL certificates, how they work, and how EV SSL Certificates are validated.

Digital Certificates: Do They Work?

December 23, 2007

Jeff Atwood, on his Coding Horrors website, posts about Digital SSL certificates bringing up several criticisms. However, his arguments appear to be very weak.

SSL Certificate: Why Verify Domain Ownership?

December 16, 2007

Verifying that the person you are issuing a certificate to is the owner of the domain name included in the certificate is (or should be) a high priority for all certificate authorities. This is made clear in the wake of DNS poisoning incidents.

Shopping for the right SSL: What are the options?

December 9, 2007

Justin Fielding posted about the different SSL certificate options including Extended Validation, SGC, standard SSL, and domain-validated SSL and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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